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ARRL TravelPlus for Repeaters


Creating an import file using TravelPlus for Repeaters

For TravelPlus for Repeaters prior to Ver 7 (2003-2004)

Run the ARRL Travel Plus for Repeaters program and generate a repeater listing per their instructions. From the Repeater List window select the File menu and choose the Export Repeater Data command (shortcut CTRL+E). You will be prompted in the usual Windows manner for a file name.

The program is expecting TravelPlus filenames to have a suffix of .TPE

The header record (which defines the subsequent fields in the file) that the program is expecting in a .TPE file is:

"Sequence Number","Country","Region","State","Location","Output Frequency","Input Frequency","Call Sign","Repeater Notes","CTCSS Tones","Sponsor"

For TravelPlus for Repeaters 2003-2004 (Ver 7)

Produce a repeater listing as above but before exporting the file use the Export Repeater Data dialog box to define the fields to be exported: 
Click the 'Select All' button

Un-tick the second field 'Band'

Un-tick the last two fields 'Distance' and 'Bearing'

In Format, select 'Comma-Separated File'

Tick 'Include Column Headings'

This will create a file suitable for importing.

For TravelPlus for Repeaters 2007-2008 (Ver 11)

The initial V11 release had dropped the capability to create .TPE files. There is an update on the ARRL web site to re-instate this capability. You may need to choose .TPE files in the drop-down 'Files of type' in the Save dialog box in order to save as .TPE.

Produce the .TPE file as for Ver 7 above.

For TravelPlus for Repeaters 2008-2009 (Ver 12)

Run ARRL Travel Plus for Repeaters and generate a repeater list per their instructions. 

From the Repeater List window select the File menu and choose the Export Repeater Data command (shortcut CTRL + E).

On the right of the Export Repeater Data window in the section Pre-Defined Formats click the button Radio Programming Format... 

Navigate to the folder where you want to save the file; type a name for the file; check that the file type is set to Export Files (*.tpe) and then click the Save button.


Converting the file in FTBasicMMO

To convert the file:

start FTBasicMMO

click the Tools menu, then Convert memory files command on the main screen

select the ARRL Rpt radio button

click the Read Disk File button

navigate to the location of your file and open it

the memories are shown in the grid.  

if desired, click on any of the column headings to sort the data

click the Export CSV button

navigate to where you want to store the file, give it a name, and save it.

The converted file may now be loaded into another program for editing or, if the frequencies are already valid for your radio, you can load them using the Clone facility, Import CSV.  Remember to load a valid total radio image before trying to do the Import CSV function.